Posts tagged cary wedding
Urban Downtown Durham Engagement Session | Fullsteam Brewery

When your couple tells you that in their travels they make it so that they visit ALL of the breweries together and collect the cute beer mugs from each of them--then you kind of have to give them an awesome engagement session! Marina and Dustin are tieing the knot next October at the beautiful Mayton Inn in Cary, NC, which I think would be perfect for their personalities! Have you been to the hotel?! It's a beauty and has a charm that no other venue can resemble.

Most of our engagement session took place in various areas of downtown Durham, like the Durham Hotel, Alley 26, and even 21C Hotel. We timed our photography session perfectly as we headed to the parking lot that overlooks downtown Durham and the sun set just over the horizon--how lucky were we?!

The kicker? These images were shot on film and I about screamed once my images were developed; I was so happy and I know you will understand why in a few brief seconds. There is something so dreamy about film, the colors are just so true to life and just plain magical. It was amazing to see Marina and Dustin's personalities shine through with each and every image. I had to give them something unique and totally them; after all, their favorite band is Blink 182 and they are pretty much my dream couple right about now, so yeah, there's that.

All film images were processed by Richard Photo Labs.

Cary, NC Wedding | The Matthews House in Cary

Let's get down to the knitty gritty of, like, the best wedding party ever. For one, I have never laughed so hard in my entire career when editing a wedding; Jayme and Elliott are hilarious and had a blast at their wedding! Seriously, this is how weddings should be; an undeniably fun, out of this world, super happy, super funny, totally in love couples who have the coolest friends and family to match their awesome love story. Their wedding was so up their alley and I am over the moon smitten that I was there to document this tremendous, gorgeous, emotionally filled day.

I. LOVE. MY. COUPLES.

Jayme and Elliott share a love for football, tailgating, and all things NC State. I mean, what better couple could I have had?! With growing so close over the last year with this couple, I have to admit I am a tad bit sad to have finished their wedding. These two were the sweetest things I have ever come across and just had me at hello from the very beginning. How sweet it is to give them these images from day 1 as Mr. and Mrs.!

The day started out with champagne and bubbly for the ladies, which may I add this was the sweetest bridal party I have ever come across! All of the girls were so happy for Jayme and were over the top excited for what the day had in store! They were the absolute nicest to my second shooter and I, and I actively learned each and every one of her girl squad members names! There were 8 total plus a flower girl so needless to say I was very proud of myself. Those girls deserved that plus so much more!

Once Jayme was dressed and ready her dad come up and saw his daughter for the first time. This is sometimes one of my favorite parts come wedding day just because it can be so sweet to witness such true emotion. Bless the daddy's daughters of the world, I know its an emotional time. Shortly after meeting her dad, which was the sweetest interaction, Jayme and Elliott had their first look. I am in love with the image of Jayme being walked down the staircase (black and white) in anticipation of meeting Elliott. This was the best part of the day, from my perspective, just because after all of the planning and designing--the day finally came and their he was. I just love it! And Elliott was the happiest groom on the face of this earth. How sweet it is to witness that kind of love!

Without further adieu, please enjoy Jayme and Elliott's wedding images!

Vendors

Venue The Matthews House in Cary
Florals Teacup Floral
Hair Blown Away Raleigh
Gown Lana Addison Bridal
Gown Designer Martina Liana
Mens Attire Mens Warehouse
Rentals CE Rental
Bridesmaids Dresses Savvi Formalwear
Catering Rocky Top Catering
Cupcakes Publix
Earrings Kate Spade
Shoes Betsey Johnson
Second Shooter Samantha Rae Photography
Music Your Personal DJ

Chapel Hill Bridal Portraits | The Carolina Inn

Over the course of the year I have become so close with this lady; in all seriousness, she has my heart. From us both planning our own weddings to actually sharing the same circle of friends (how did we not meet each other until this past year?!) she and I have become two peas in a pod--well, at least in my eyes. My business has taken me all over to countless countries, and many states across this nation, but the best place is to the home of a friendship. I know, that sounds so corny and cliche! I can't help it! What I am really trying to say is that this journey has been so much more than entrepreneurship; it's been about making some great relationships with some great people. Jayme [& Elliott] have definitely fallen in to that category.

 Jayme sported a custom embellished and totally romantic Martina Liana gown received from Lana Addison's Bridal Boutique located right here in Cary, NC. Her tousled up-do paired with her soft and natural beauty made for a breathtaking site, don't you agree? I have to admit, my favorite part of her attire was her Betsey Johnson shoes! Oh my how I love Betsey; no wonder Jayme stole my heart so early, ha! 

We enjoyed our day at the beautiful and historic Carolina Inn; it was so much fun walking the halls and basically playing dress up--a precursor to the wedding, what girl doesn't want to wear their dress twice?! I love how all of the colors of the Carolina Inn came out, especially when I saw the film after it was developed. The halls give off a romantic feel, and it meshed so well with Jayme's wedding day look! 

Vendors

Venue The Carolina Inn
Gown Designer Martina Liana
Bridal Boutique Lana Addison
Florals Teacup Floral
Engagement Ring Diamonds Direct
Shoes Betsey Johnson
Hair Blown Away Raleigh
Earrings Kate Spade
Film Processing Richard Photo Lab
Alterations Olga's Alterations